Yoga, ayurveda, vaastu, astrology to be introduced in University

By TNT Bureau

Mar 8, 2016:  With the aim to promote ayurveda, astrology, vaastu and yoga Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan a deemed university based in Delhi India has introduced a 2 year diploma course on such subjects from this academic year.

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The demand is high

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan which provides certificate courses decided to introduce the diploma in order to meet the increased demand for such subjects by those who are in a lookout for specialized jobs in such segments.

The human resource development or HRD department is encouraging Sanskrit universities so that more and more people take up such course. The department also increased the funding for the university under the planned head previous year.

Radhavallabh Tripathi, the vice-chancellor of the university said that the students will be able to study their bachelors or masters along with the two year diploma course.

He said that they are offering dual degree to make sure that the students will be able to study it along with their respective degree courses.

Referring to the immense growth of job opportunities in such segments Tripathi said that they are planning to add more courses through distance learning method in a variety of subjects which also includes yoga and ayurveda. The HRD department had set up a committee on yoga education in universities in early January 2016.

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Yoga education committee

The committee is led by Professor HR Nagendra who is the yoga guru of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  Prof Nagendra has the responsibility to identify yoga courses that can be accessible and structuring the syllabi for carrying out a National Eligibility Test (NET) in Yogic Art and Science.

Of late, the ministry also permitted such universities to establish unlimited centres across the nation. This will indeed benefit the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan institute that by now has 10 campuses all over India.

The university will now be permitted to develop much further. Enrollment at the Sanskrti university has augmented over the past few years from its previous number of 17,203 students to 18,216 in 2014. The demand for distance education also increased from 664 students to 905 in 2014.

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